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Crafty Ideas to Keep Kids Busy

Posted over 2 years ago by Heather W

Keep kids busy this summer and beyond with ideas from these crafty books!

Creative Arts & Crafts

Look What You Can Make with Plastic Containers edited by Kathy Ross

Look what you can make with plastic containers / edited by Kathy Ross

Shows how to use plastic bottles and tubs to make animals, baskets, bathroom accessories, games, gifts, decorations, plant and storage containers, and things to wear.

Art with Anything : 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff by MaryAnn F. Kohl

Art with anything : 52 weeks of fun using everyday stuff / MaryAnn F. Kohl

Presents fifty-two weeks of handicrafts parents can make with their children, using everyday objects to create five different fun and engaging crafts each week.

Outdoor Crafts : Lots of Fun Things to Make and Do Outside by DK

Outdoor crafts : lots of fun things to make and do outside [DK Publishing]

A collection of fun, beautiful projects that children can make and do outside, Outdoor Crafts incorporates natural materials that children can find in their backyard, or that they've grown themselves in a garden or pot.

Incredible Origami : 95 Amazing Paper Folding Projects

Incredible origami : 95 amazing paper folding projects

Discover how to turn a simple square of paper into something incredible! Using origami paper, simply follow the clear step-by-step instructions to create an amazing world of paper models. From cute pets to fearsome dinosaurs, handy gift boxes to festive decorations, and chic beachwear to party outfits, this book is bursting with fun projects for you to create.

The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter : 30 Magical Crafts for Witches, and Wizards -- From Pencil Wands to House Colors Tie-Dye Shirts by Jamie Harrington

The unofficial guide to crafting the world of Harry Potter : 30 magical crafts for witches, and wizards --from pencil wands to house colors tie-dye shirts / Jamie Harrington ; foreword by Dinah Bucholz

With a little Hogwarts creativity and the step-by-step guidance of this spellbinding book, you'll be able to transfigure simple supplies and things around the house into everything from Remembrall Rings to Butterbeer Lip Balm to Nargles for your front lawn.

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